Canadian Fly Fishing Services is located in Fernie,British Columbia. Russ Trand is the owner and he and his crew specialize in drift and wade fishing the waters of Southeastern BC and Southern Alberta. His home river is the Elk. With an estimated 5,000+ fish per mile, the Elk River system has a tremendous population of indigenous Westslope Cutthroat Trout.A
combination of the number of fish, the aggressive nature of the species and the guiding approach, provides beginners and xperts alike with some of the best dry fly fishing in Canada! The Elk provides seven separate days of drift boat fishing and countless walk and wade tributaries to explore. Two of his other favorites are the Oldman and the Crow. Through Russ we also offer customized itineraries throughout the greater Banff area and the Bow River.
There is no set “fishing lodge” in the area however we have numerous options ranging simple hotels to eco lodges with fully catered meals. This is great trip for couples and hardcore trout hunters alike. Peak months are from mid-July through September.
Canadian Rockies Travel:
Elk River trips are based out of Fernie in Southeastern British Columbia. To get to Fernie you will need to fly into Cranbrook,BC (1 hour drive), Calgary, Alberta (3.5 hour drive), or Kalispell,Montana (2.5 hour drive). Guests will need to rent a car in one of the above towns and drive to Fernie and their selected accommodation. Once there Russ will arrange to have guides pick up anglers at there accommodation each morning.
Canadian Rockies Documentation:
A valid Passport is needed to enter Canada and also reenter the United States. Note: Passports need to be valid for at least 6 months past your travel date.
Canadian Rockies Climate:
Temperatures typically range from the mid 50’s to the mid 90’s.In the summer it is usually quite warm during the day and cool in the evening. However, it is important for guests to be prepared for cold rainy conditions throughout the season.
Canadian Rockies Pricing:
Call office for details.